The glitzy Bel Air estate where Hollywood icon Zsa Zsa Gabor lived for four decades sold last week for roughly twice the price it went for in 2017, shortly after the actress’s death.
Gabor and her ninth and final husband, Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt, accepted an offer on the house in 2012, but because of an unusual arrangement that allowed the couple to continue living in the home for the rest of Gabor’s life, the sale wasn’t fully completed for another five years.
The home’s new owner, developer Albert Taban (whose firm, Jade Enterprises, is now hard at work in Downtown LA’s South Park neighborhood), reportedly considered redeveloping the property, but eventually put it back on the market in July.
Now, property records show the nearly 9,000-square-foot mansion has found a buyer for a whopping $20.8 million.
Built in 1955, the Regency-style estate is so gloriously over-the-top that HBO’s location scouts selected the property to stand in for Liberace’s house in Behind the Candelabra. Featuring six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, it also boasts parquet floors, mirrored walls, and ornate chandeliers and sconces.
It may not be around for long, though. According to listing material, the sale of the property included plans for a 24,020-square-foot megamansion with a parking garage the size of two single-family homes.
Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker represented the seller in the sale, while Dan Beder of Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyer.